2016 Audubon Photography Awards

More than 1,700 photographers entered the seventh annual Audubon Photography Awards competition, submitting images in several categories, including Amateur, Professional, Fine Art, and Youth. Nearly 7,000 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces, were judged and the winners were recently announced. The National Audubon Society was kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and runners-up with us below. [28 photos total]

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Wood Stork/ Top 100, Amateur Category - Richard Johnson / Audubon Photography Awards (Richard Johnson / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Eastern Screech-Owl/ Top 100, Amateur Category. William Kleinfelder/ Audubon Photography Awards (William Kleinfelder / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Great Blue Heron / Top 100, Amateur Category. Christopher Schlaf / Audubon Photography Awards (Christopher Schlaf / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Anna's Hummingbird / Top 100, Professional Category. Sarah Blodgett / Audubon Photography Awards (Sarah Blodgett / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Yellow-billed Oxpecker / Top 100, Professional Category. Aaron Baggenstos / Audubon Photography Awards (Aaron Baggenstos / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Greater Sage-Grouse / Top 100, Professional Category. Ken Archer / Audubon Photography Awards (Ken Archer / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Sandhill Cranes, Northern Pintails and Mallards / Top 100, Amateur Category. Dale Erickson / Audubon Photography Awards (Dale Erickson / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Osprey / Top 100, Amateur Category. Thomas Chadwick / Audubon Photography Awards (Thomas Chadwick / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Amateur Honorable Mention: Common Raven, photographed in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Colleen Gara / Audubon Photography Awards (Colleen Gara / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Northern Cardinal / Top 100, Amateur Category. Brian Kushner / Audubon Photography Awards (Brian E Kushner / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Grand Prize Winner: Bald Eagle. Great Blue Heron. Bonnie Block / Audubon Photography Awards (Bonnie Block / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Great Horned Owls and Black-chinned Hummingbird / Top 100, Professional Category. Ed Mackerrow / Audubon Photography Awards (Ed MacKerrow / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Little Blue Heron / Top 100, Amateur Category. Lynn Miller / Audubon Photography Awards (Lynn Miller / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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King Penguin / Top 100, Amateur Category. Debra Herst / Audubon Photography Awards (Debra Herst / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Speckled Mousebird / Top 100, Amateur Category. Nancy Gaudino / Audubon Photography Awards (Nancy Gaudino / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Crested Caracara and Scissor-tailed Flycatcher / Top 100, Fine Art Category. Jerry Black / Audubon Photography Awards (Jerry Black Suwanee Ga / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Amateur Winner Eared Grebe, Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming. Stephen P Torna / Audubon Photography Awards (Stephen P Torna / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Long-billed Thrasher / Top 100, Professional Category. Hector Astorga / Audubon Photography Awards (Hector D. Astorga / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Prairie Falcons / Top 100, Professional Category. David Salem / Audubon Photography Awards (David Salem / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Fine Art Winner: Green Violetear, photographed at the Savegre Hotel, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. Barbara Driscoll / Audubon Photography Awards (Barbar Driscoll / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Black Skimmer / Top 100, Professional Category. Mark Buckler / Audubon Photography Awards (Mark Buckler / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Purple Finch / Top 100, Amateur Category. Gail Bisson / Audubon Photography Awards (Gail Bisson / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Fine Art Honorable Mention: Turkey Vultures, near San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico. Blake Shaw / Audubon Photography Awards (Blake Shaw / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Canada Goose / Top 100, Amateur Category. Barb D'Arpino / Audubon Photography Awards (Barb D'Arpino / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Bald Eagle / Top 100, Amateur Category. Howard Arndt / Audubon Photography Awards (Howard Arndt / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Roseate Spoonbills / Top 100, Amateur Category. Judylynn Malloch / Audubon Photography Awards (Judylynn Malloch / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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American Goldfinch / Top 100, Amateur Category. Deborah O'Sullivan / Audubon Photography Awards (Deborah O'Sullivan / Audubon Photography Awards) #
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Professional Winner: Osprey. Dick Dickinson / Audubon Photography Awards (Dick Dickinson / Audubon Photography Awards) #

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